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10 of the best champagne buys under £20

Champagne is once again a Christmas battleground between the supermarkets though I haven’t spotted quite so many £8 and £9 bottles this year (I suspect we may see a few next week). Best avoided anyway: here’s the best of what’s available under £20 this weekend. Note prices may have changed by the time you read this.

The Co-operative Les Pionniers NV £16.99 STAR BUY
Excellent elegant fizz that delivers year after year. Came out top in the recent Which? tasting. If you buy any 4 bottles (or multiples of 4 bottle) you get 15% off. Maximum purchase 12 bottles. Does not apply in Scotland. The vintage is great too at £24.99

Tesco Finest Premier Cru champagne £84 per case (£14 a bottle)
Tesco’s well-publicised problems this year means that they’re extra eager to keep their customers happy. Again a good price for a reliable own brand. Good party fizz

Asda Extra Special Premier Cru Champagne Brut £14
A similar deal from Asda. Further proof that own label champagne is a bargain.

Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut £16 Asda and Sainsbury’s
A good option if you don’t want a supermarket name on your champagne label. Looks the part.

Heidsieck Monopole 2009 Gold Top £19.99 if you buy any six bottles from Majestic
Part of Majestic’s current 33% off champagne offer which finishes on Monday 14th. I’m sure it will be replaced by some other deal but vintage fizz for under £20 is worth snapping up if you’re near a store

Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs £15
I always like this 100% chardonnay champagne and this is a good price

Waitrose Blanc de Blancs £19.99
Another winner in the latest Which? report only narrowly pipped by Les Pionniers (above)

Bredon Brut £14.99 Waitrose
Although it irritates me that this is billed as a £12 reduction (from a price that was way too high in the first place) at £14.99 it delivers. A richer style that works well with food

Veuve Monsigny champagne brut £10.99 Aldi
This has picked up loads of gongs including a silver medal from Decanter. Never been quite so impressed but at this price, you can't complain.

Oudinot Brut in magnum on offer at £40 at M & S
This M & S own label fizz just squeaks in at the equivalent of £20 a bottle - cheap for a magnum. Or buy the standard size bottle for £15.

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Comments: 4 (Add)

Michael on December 14 2015 at 16:24

The Wine Society's own label is a corker (sorry) at the £110 for 6 price.

Viv on December 13 2015 at 12:46

Netto do a cracking bottle of champagne for £10

Fiona Beckett on December 12 2015 at 17:24

Oh, well done, Steve! That's a great find!

Steve on December 12 2015 at 15:47

I know it's just outside this price level but has anyone else spotted the Bollinger NV at Tesco, down from £40 to £30 and, for a couple of days, down by a further 25% for six?. Sold out online, but found some in the Pontardawe store; Bolly at £22.50, surely the best value this Christmas!!!!

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